Tuition Assistance

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Family Tuition Plan

The Family Tuition Plan (FTP) is an assistance program made possible through a partnership between the Embracing Our Future campaign and the Mississippi Valley STO. This program is particularly helpful to low and middle income families with tuition expense at both the elementary and high school levels. Each year, approximately 40% of Assumption students receive assistance totaling more than $400,000! We encourage families struggling with economic barriers to complete an FTP application.

The application (which can be translated to Vietnamese and Spanish) can be accessed at www.assumptionhigh.org/familytuitionplanPLEASE NOTE: Applications must be completed in one sitting, so be sure you have necessary documents before you begin.

  • FTP grants are determined based on family income, family size, and total K-12 tuition.
  • Applications must be accompanied by a 2018 Iowa Tax Return, as well as Schedules C, E, and/or F if they are a part of your tax return. *Please wait until your taxes are filed to complete the FTP application.
  • To receive maximum funding, applications must be submitted by June 30.

For questions regarding the Family Tuition Plan or FTP application process, please contact Liz King Powers at liz.powers@assumptionhigh.org or (563) 326-5313 ext. 228.

Scholarships and Tuition Assistance

Thanks to generous donor support, Assumption students and families may apply for several scholarship opportunities. There is no limit as to the number of scholarships a student or family may apply to receive. In addition to the scholarships listed below, many Assumption scholarships are also available from local parishes. All applications are confidential.

Scholarship applications must be received no later than April 15th. Recipients will be notified by May 31st.

The single-page application must include:

  • The scholarship name
  • The student’s first and last name
  • The student’s address
  • The student’s grade for the 2019-2020 school year
  • A 100-150 word paragraph, written by the student, indicating why he or she would like to be considered for the scholarship. (The same paragraph may be used for multiple scholarships.)

How to SAVE AND SEND the application:

  • First, please save the file as a .pdf (Adobe PDF) or .doc (Microsoft Word) and name it with the scholarship’s short name and student name as follows: scholarshipshortname-studentname (Example: girlsbb-janesmith)
  • Next, email the file to scholarships@assumptionhigh.org with the file’s name as the subject line. (Example: girlsbb-janesmith)
  • A separate email must be sent for each application.

Please click the scholarship name for more detailed information and criteria.

AHS Girls’ Basketball Alumni Scholarship
Short Name: GirlsBB
Need Based: No
Average Award: Varies
Renewable: Yes

Barrett Family Scholarship
Short Name: Barrett
Need Based: No
Average Award: $500
Renewable: Yes

Bob Beran Memorial Scholarship
Short Name: Beran
Need Based: Yes
Average Award: $500
Renewable: No

John L. and Patricia McCarthy Bush Family Scholarship
Short Name: Bush
Need Based: No
Average Award: $500
Renewable: Yes
Other: Awarded to one male and one female incoming freshman

Class of 1999 Alex Velotas Student Athlete Scholarship
Short Name: 1999velotas
Need Based: No
Average Award: $1,000
Renewable: No

Thomas J. Fiedler Scholarship
Short Name: Fiedler
Need Based: No
Average Award: $500
Renewable: No

Nancy JoAnn (DeCastaker) Holland Memorial Scholarship
Short Name: Holland
Need Based: No
Average Award: $1,000
Renewable: No
Other: Awarded to female senior who attended All Saints or JFK and is a member of Holy Family or OLV parish

Edwin and Rupert Kautz Family Scholarship
Short Name: Kautz
Need Based: No
Average Award: $900
Renewable: No
Other: Awarded to incoming freshman; Preference given to parishioners from St. Peter’s and St. Alphonsus

Richard and Virginia Leese Memorial Scholarship
Short Name: Leese
Need Based: Yes
Average Award: $500
Renewable: Yes
Other: Given to Holy Family parishioners

Maher Memorial Scholarship
Short Name: Maher
Need Based: No
Average Award: $300
Renewable: Yes
Other: Awarded to incoming freshman from JFK in even numbered years; Applications available from OLV parish.

Frank Martinez Memorial Scholarship
Short Name: Martinez
Need Based: No
Average Award: $400
Renewable: Yes

Jack and Eileen Matson Family Scholarship
Short Name: Matson
Need Based: Yes
Average Award: $500
Renewable: Yes
Other: Preference given to Holy Family parishioners

Janet and Robert McCabe Family Scholarship
Short Name: McCabe
Need Based: Yes
Average Award: $500
Renewable: No

Katherine S. Molyneaux Memorial Scholarship
Short Name: Molyneaux
Need Based: No
Average Award: $1,000
Renewable: Yes
Other: Awarded to incoming freshman

Neufeld Vocal and Instrumental Music Scholarships
Short Name: NeufeldVocal OR NeufeldInstr
Need Based: No
Average Award: $400
Renewable: Yes
Other: Next vocal scholarship available in 2022; next instrumental scholarship available in 2019

Nolan Family Scholarship
Short Name: Nolan
Need Based: No
Average Award: $500
Renewable: Yes

Maureen O’Connor Memorial Scholarship
Short Name: OConnor
Need Based: No
Average Award: $400
Renewable: No
Other: Awarded to an incoming senior

St. Mary’s Parish Scholarship for Catholic Education
Short Name: StMarys
Need Based: Yes
Average Award: $500
Renewable: No
Other: Awarded to a St. Mary’s parishioner and graduate of All Saints Catholic

Sisters of Charity, BVM Endowed Scholarship
Short Name: BVM
Need Based: Yes
Average Award: up to $2,000
Renewable: No
Other: Awarded to incoming freshman; Preference give to immigrant families who belong to Sacred Heart or St. Paul’s parish

Spirit of 1976 Scholarship
Short Name: Spiritof1976
Need Based: Yes
Average Award: $250
Renewable: No

Sunderbruch O’Donnell Scholarship
Short Name: SOD
Need Based: Yes
Average Award: $500
Renewable: No

Al and Rose Tiedje Scholarship
Short Name: Tiedje
Need Based: No
Average Award: $1,200
Renewable: No

Alex Velotas Scholarship
Short Name: Velotas
Need Based: No
Average Award: $1,000
Renewable: No
Other: Awarded to a student involved in the Assumption athletic program

The following scholarships have provided assistance through the Family Tuition Plan:
April Knight Scholarship Fund
Roy Bush Memorial Scholarship
Gimbel Family Scholarship
Jean M. Glowacki Memorial Scholarship
Jill Leese McGuire Memorial Scholarship
Walter Family Scholarship

Scholarship Details

AHS Girls’ Basketball Alumni Scholarship
This scholarship, established by girls’ basketball alumni, is given in honor of the program’s rich tradition of excellence. The recipient of this scholarship must be a member of the Assumption Girls’ Basketball program and remain in good standing in both the classroom and on the team. The scholarship will renew each year the student continues to meet the criteria.

Barrett Family Scholarship
The recipient of this scholarship is an in-coming freshman who demonstrates Christian values, performs community service, and applies a strong work ethic to all endeavors. The student must maintain a 2.5 GPA and remain in good standing for the scholarship to renew annually.

Bob Beran Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is a memorial to Bob Beran who was a member of the class of 1975 and tremendously proud to be an Assumption Knight. Bob died as the result of a physiological problem when he was just beginning his professional life. The scholarship is awarded annually to two students of good character whose families struggle with economic barriers.

John L. and Patricia McCarthy Bush Family Scholarship
At the core of Jack and Pat’s existence was their Catholic faith and their family. They were outspoken advocates for the unborn and Catholic education at all levels. This fund awards two $500 scholarships (one female and one male) to incoming 9th graders each year. Applicants should be practicing Catholics, supportive of the prolife movement, have maintained a 3.0 GPA during 8th grade and plan to participate on at least one high school athletic team each year. Scholarships are renewable each year the student continues to meet the criteria.

Class of 1999 Alex Velotas Student Athlete Scholarship
This annual scholarship is in memory of Alex Velotas, a sophomore at AHS when he died in 1996. He had a passion for sports and a welcoming smile. He upheld Christian values and actively demonstrated loyalty and leadership.  Alex was a part of the Class of 1999 who would like to honor his memory by assisting a student who upholds Alex’s qualities. The recipient must be involved in the Assumption athletic program and maintain a 3.0 GPA.

Thomas J. Fiedler Scholarship
This scholarship is a tribute to Thomas Fiedler, Class of ’59, who was president of Assumption’s first graduating class. The scholarship is awarded annually to a student who displays high personal standards and provides a “positive voice” among his/her peers.

Nancy JoAnn (DeCastaker) Holland Memorial Scholarship
This annual $1,000 scholarship is given in Honor of Nancy and her long, courageous struggle with breast cancer, as well as her love and pride in Assumption High School and her Catholic education.  Nancy was a member of the Assumption Class of 1966 and a graduate of Holy Family School.  This memorial scholarship will be given to a female senior student who graduated from All Saints or John F. Kennedy Catholic schools and is a member of either Holy Family or Our Lady of Victory parishes, has been an active member of the National Honor Society for at least the past two years and who has exhibited good sportsmanship as well as pride in her Catholic education.

Edwin and Rupert Kautz Family Scholarship
The Edwin and Rupert Kautz Family Scholarship awards a scholarship each fall to an in-coming freshman who is seeking a quality education, has a GPA of 3.0 and is willing to work for a promising future. The applicant should discuss future aspirations and goals on the application. Please also list involvement in extra-curricular activities such as hobbies, clubs, sports, work or volunteer experiences. All students may apply, but preference will be given to applicants from either St. Peter’s or St. Alphonsus Catholic Church.

Richard and Virginia Leese Memorial Scholarship
This annual scholarship is in memory of Richard and Virginia Leese who, after 64 years of marriage, passed away in 2006 and 2011, respectively. The Leese’s were staunch supporters of Holy Family parish and Assumption High School with 10 children and many grandchildren graduating through the years. Applicants should be a member of Holy Family parish, facing a financial barrier and who maintains a GPA of 3.0. Scholarships are renewable each year the student continues to meet the criteria.

Maher Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is a memorial to William and Marlene Maher. The recipient must be an Assumption freshman in the fall of even numbered years, be a graduate of John F. Kennedy Catholic School, maintain a 2.5 GPA and be involved in extracurricular activities. Please contact Our Lady of Victory for application procedures.

Frank Martinez Memorial Scholarship
Frank Martinez was a lifelong, devout Catholic who valued the importance of faith-based education. Mr. Martinez’s dream was for all his grandchildren to attend Assumption High School. This scholarship, which honors his dedication and understanding of the importance of Catholic education, is awarded to outstanding students from diverse backgrounds who demonstrate Catholic values and are involved in at least one extracurricular athletic activity. The student must maintain a 3.0 GPA and remain in good standing for the scholarship to renew annually.

Jack and Eileen Matson Family Scholarship
This scholarship honors Jack and Eileen Matson. Jack was a U.S. Navy Veteran, devoted member of Holy Family Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus #563, and American Legion Post #26. Eileen is a devoted member of Holy Family Catholic Church and worked for Holy Family School. They were dedicated to Catholic education, sending their six children to Assumption. This scholarship, honoring Jack and Eileen’s commitment to Catholic education, is awarded to students who demonstrate financial need, hold at least a 2.5 GPA, and participate in at least one extra-curricular activity. Although not a requirement, preference is given to applicants from Holy Family parish.

Janet and Robert McCabe Family Scholarship
Janet and Robert McCabe are generous supporters of Catholic education in Scott County. To “pay it forward” so others can share in an Assumption education, the McCabe’s are offering an annual $500 scholarship. This needs-based scholarship is available to any student who exhibits good character through their actions.

Jill Leese McGuire Memorial Scholarship
A 1969 graduate of Assumption High School, Jill Leese McGuire was dedicated to Assumption and its mission. She and her husband, Mike, sent their three sons to Assumption, and Jill co-chaired the first annual April Knight Gala, which, through her efforts, continues to be Assumption’s signature fundraising event. This scholarship honoring Jill’s dedication to service and Catholic education is awarded to students with financial need who demonstrate Catholic values and service to others.

Katherine S. Molyneaux Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship will be awarded to an in-coming freshman student with a special interest in English, Literary Arts or Journalism. If a student is not found to meet this criteria, the scholarship may be awarded to an in-coming freshman with a special interest and ability in any of the liberal arts. The scholarship will renew each year the student maintains a 3.5 cumulative GPA.

Neufeld Vocal and Instrumental Music Scholarships
These scholarships are awarded every four years and are available to incoming 9th graders participating in band or vocal music. The application must also include a recommendation from the grade school principal and verification that the student had a cumulative GPA of 2.5 from 7th and 8th grades. The scholarship will be renewed each year the student continues to meet the criteria. The next vocal music scholarship will be awarded in the fall of 2022. The next instrumental scholarship will be awarded in the fall of 2019.

Nolan Family Scholarship
This scholarship is funded by the Nolan family to honor their parents, John and Frances Nolan, who gave their five children the blessing of receiving a Catholic education at Assumption High School. This scholarship will award $500 to an incoming freshman who has a B average (3.0) in grade school and will repeat each year that the student maintains that B average in high school.

Maureen O’Connor Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established as a lasting tribute to Miss O, who taught in the Assumption Math Department for 39 years. It is awarded annually to an incoming senior who displays high personal standards, celebrates a love for life and shows genuine concern for all members of the Assumption Family.

St. Mary’s Parish Scholarship for Catholic Education
This annual scholarship provides assistance to a student who belongs to St. Mary’s parish and attended All Saints Catholic School. The criteria used in evaluating applications includes: financial need, involvement at church, school and community events and academic achievement.

Sisters of Charity, BVM Endowed Scholarship
This annual scholarship provides assistance to an incoming freshman to Assumption High School. The applicant must qualify for tuition assistance through the Family Tuition Plan and should have a history of academic success by earning average or above average grades. Preference will be given to students from an immigrant family who are parishioners of Sacred Heart or St. Paul the Apostle parishes.

Spirit of 1976 Scholarship
This scholarship is funded by the Class of 1976 who want to pay forward the blessing they had of receiving a Catholic education at Assumption High School. This scholarship will award $250 to a female student and $250 to a male student and is based upon financial need.

Sunderbruch O’Donnell Scholarship
This annual scholarship is a memorial to Tommy Sunderbruch, Johnny O’Donnell, and their uncle, Norman Ash’65, who died in a car accident in 1978. The scholarship is to help students whose families struggle with economic barriers.

Al and Rose Tiedje Scholarship
This scholarship was established as a lasting tribute to Al and Rose Tiedje and their four children, all of whom received Catholic educations from Assumption High School, St. Ambrose Academy, or Immaculate Conception Academy. Applicants should be practicing Catholics in a Davenport parish, have attended a Catholic grade school, demonstrated a spirit of stewardship in their parish, and maintained a 3.0 GPA during the previous school year.

Alex Velotas Scholarship
This annual scholarship is a memorial to Alex Velotas who was a sophomore at AHS when he died in 1996. He was an outstanding student, athlete and young Christian man. The recipient of this one-year scholarship must be involved in the Assumption athletic program, maintain a 3.0 GPA and be of good character.